The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) Online has been designed to meet the needs of a building professional who coordinates the construction of a building, taking responsibility for the overall completion of the job, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with the client.
Career opportunities, include:
- contract administrator
- on-site management and supervision of residential and medium-rise projects
- local, national and international construction management
- specialist construction roles in quality assurance and safety
Pathways to further study:
- further study at Diploma and Bachelor level
To receive this qualification you must complete:
13 core units
5 elective units
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If the learner has already completed other eligible elective units, these will be counted towards completion of this program.
||Read and interpret plans and specifications
||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
||Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
||Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
||Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
||Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
||Select and prepare a construction contract
||Apply Principles Of OHS Risk Management
||Manage Project Quality
||Manage Project Risk
||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
||Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects
||Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor
||Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects
||Supervise The Planning Of On-site Medium Rise Building Or Construction Work
||Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings
||Manage Construction Work
||Manage Environmental Management Practices And Processes In Building And Construction
| Code || Name |
|CPCCBC4012B||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CPCCBC4001A||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects|
|CPCCBC4010B||Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions|
|CPCCBC4011B||Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions|
|CPCCBC4004A||Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4013A||Prepare and evaluate tender documentation|
|CPCCBC4003A||Select and prepare a construction contract|
|BSBOHS504B||Apply Principles Of OHS Risk Management|
|BSBPMG505A||Manage Project Quality|
|BSBPMG508A||Manage Project Risk|
|CPCCBC5001B||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects|
|CPCCBC5002A||Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC5007B||Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor|
|CPCCBC5009A||Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects|
|CPCCBC5003A||Supervise The Planning Of On-site Medium Rise Building Or Construction Work|
|CPCCBC5018A||Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings|
|CPCCBC5010B||Manage Construction Work|
|CPCCBC5011A||Manage Environmental Management Practices And Processes In Building And Construction|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Mature aged, and have completed at least Year 11 Mathematics.
Please note: the employment outcomes of this course may require you to work outdoors, at heights or underground, and may need you to do physical work.
All applicants must have language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills of a suitable level to allow them to engage with the course materials and have a high probability of achieving the intended course outcomes. This should be assessed through the use of an LLN assessment tool at the application stage.
Students should have the following:
learning skills to critically evaluate the validity and reliability of information presented to them
communication skills to present technical and compliance information to different stakeholders in a variety of different formats
reading skills to interpret and comprehend complex information contained in NCC, standards, acts and regulations.
At least 3 years experience in the building and construction industry, such as:
building and construction trades
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
Please refer to our coronavirus update page to view current vaccine requirements.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion you will receive the CPC50210 Diploma in Building & Construction
The qualification will support graduates in their application for Builders Registration with relevant State regulators.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|JobTrainer eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession
VET Student Loans are available to eligible student to pay for tuition fees for this course. Read more about VET Student Loans.